'Irregular Cottage' print   Save
'Irregular Cottage' print
Description: "An irregular cottage in the Old English style," from "Cottage Residences; or, A series of designs for rural cottages and cottage villas, and their gardens and grounds. Adapted to North America." by A. J. Downing (New York and London, Wiley and Putnam, 1842). Andrew Jackson Downing (1815-1852) was one of the most important pre-Civil War designers and writers in America. He began his career as a landscaper and founded the magazine "The Horticulturist," which he used to promote scientific agriculture. As an architect, he designed buildings that mixed romantic architecture with the pastoral, picturesque architecture of the English countryside. He collaborated with Alexander Jackson Davis on "Cottage Residences." View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL04861
Subjects: Architecture; Ohio Economy--Architecture and Engineering
Places: New York (New York); London (England)